Press Releases

NEW GROUP BRIGHTENS ELDERS' HOLIDAY SEASON

Elder Elves, Inc. is providing gifts to seniors in long-term care who otherwise might miss out on the holiday cheer. In the inaugural year, Elder Elves, Inc. will provide holiday visits to seniors in four local long-term care facilities. Elder Elves, Inc. reached out to the facilities' social workers and asked for seniors who would benefit from the program. The idea was welcomed enthusiastically, and they hope to make it an annual event while expanding to more facilities."There are many seniors in local facilities who have few visitors during the year and possibly no one during the holiday season. We hope to make their holidays brighter by visiting and providing gifts," said Logan Eckhardt, Director of Elves. Elder Elves, Inc. welcomes gifts and monetary donations. Contact ElderElvesInc@gmail.com for more information. Elder Elves, Inc. is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit, founded in 2014 by employees of Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law. Visit us on Facebook by searching "Elder Elves Inc."

Logan Eckhardt, ElderElvesInc@gmail.com, Elder Elves, Inc., 309-236-4094

FITNESS CLUB REACHES COMMUNITY & RESIDENTS

Club Alexian at Sherbrooke Village offers residents and members of the community a personalized approach to fitness and wellness. We strive to keep our seniors in the surrounding community active through club events, outpatient therapy, social events, educational opportunities and fitness experiences. Membership is free. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Mary Ann Palazzola at 314-763-7204 or Connie Scheer at 314-763-7314.

Connie Scheer, constance.scheer@alexianbrothers.net, Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 314-544-1111, www.AlexianBrothers.net

MEAAA, LIBRARIES OFFER CHOICE LUNCH PROGRAM

A new and exciting alternative nutrition and program series called CHOICE is now offered by Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) and its community partners at three St. Louis County Libraries (SLCL) and one Jefferson County Library (JCL). CHOICE programs meet once or twice a week for approximately one hour and cover a range of subjects of special interest to older adults, such as health and wellness, nutrition, scam prevention and retirement. Following the program, participants have the opportunity to socialize and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by St. Louis Bread Company in St. Louis County and Jilly's Café and Steakhouse in Jefferson County. For those aged 60 and older, there is a suggested contribution of $4.00 for the meal; for those under 60, there is a $7.00 cost for lunch. Advance registration is required for meals. For program details and to register, please visit www.agingmissouri.org or call 636-207-0847.

Sarah Levinson, slevinson@mid-eastaaa.org, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmissouri.org

MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM AT THE J

Thanks to a generous grant from the JCA Charitable Foundation, the Adult Day Center at the J will now contract with Midwest Music Therapy to provide four hours of weekly music therapy to participants. The enjoyment and memories associated with music during a person's life will be enhanced with this program as individuals with dementia, or any physical or sensory challenges, can be involved in a positive, creative and expressive experience. In the award letter, Kenneth L. Rubin, President, JCA Charitable Foundation, stated, "There are many studies showing how valuable the use of music is in assisting those with a diagnosis of dementia to "come alive." The Adult Day Center at the J provides a full day of programming to those in need of structure and care with additional supports. Services include a person-centered therapeutic plan for each individual, a full-time nurse, two meals and a snack daily along with round-trip transportation within the service area. For information about the program, contact Anna Zelinske, Adult Day Center Director, at azelinske@jccstl.org or 314-442-3245. 

Elaine Most, emost@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261, http://www.jccstl.com/programs/adult-life-learning/adult-day-services


 

Geriatrics
Gene Test Has Promise for Nailing DCIS Recurrence Risk (CME/CE)
12/15/2014 1:00:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Results from multigene panel could help avoid overtreatment. View More...
Morning Break: Sovaldi Lawsuit, Honoring Ebola Workers
12/11/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Novel Agent May Reduce Transfusions in Blood Disorder (CME/CE)
12/10/2014 8:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Luspatercept shows promise in treating beta-thalassemia patients View More...
Gene Linked With Pediatric Vasculitis
12/4/2014 1:31:56 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- HLA-DRB1 locus may harbor culprit behind Henoch-Schonlein purpura. View More...
Duplication Error May Make Giants
12/4/2014 10:30:26 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Novel mutation may underlie some cases of gigantism. View More...
Morning Break: Tricking Night Owls, Climax Count
12/2/2014 6:45:07 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
New Periodic Fever Syndrome ID'd
11/21/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Another genetic autoinflammatory disease identified by NIH researchers. View More...
Some T2D Patients Gain No Benefit From Exercise
11/20/2014 10:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Gene variant may block exercises positive effects on metabolism in type 2 diabetes. View More...
AHA: Losartan Disappoints in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (CME/CE)
11/20/2014 9:56:14 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- ARB no better than placebo for reducing left ventricular hypertrophy. View More...
Mutation Combo Drives More Aggressive Cancer (CME/CE)
11/4/2014 8:13:15 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Papillary thyroid cancer patients with both TERT and BRAF mutations had higher mortality. View More...
ThyroSeq Hits Target NPV (CME/CE)
11/3/2014 1:29:07 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The next-generation sequencing test may be good at ruling out thyroid cancer. View More...
Gene Study May Improve Thyroid Ca Management (CME/CE)
10/26/2014 12:04:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Common thyroid cancers more complex than once thought. View More...
Researcher: Study How Genes Work Together
10/23/2014 7:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- "Traits don't exist in silos," says Jennifer Below, PhD. View More...
Embryonic Stem Cell Tx Bolsters Vision
10/14/2014 3:30:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Findings spur optimism not celebration. View More...
Morning Break: Pink Money, Drug Prices, Bittersweet Ending
10/10/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Employment News

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: IN NURSING

We are looking for experienced RNs who know and love home health! We need nurses who want to pick up a few patients for us in the West County/St. Charles area. Paid training. Weekly pay. Contact Becky@algmed.com or Anne at anne@algmed.com.  www.algonquinnurses.com.

Anne Keathley, anne@algmed.com, Algonquin Nurses Home Health Care Inc. - Medicare Div., 314-822-3736, www.algonquinnurses.com

POSITIONS: CNAs, HOME HEALTH AIDES & COMPANIONS 

Assistance Home Care is actively seeking CNA's, Home Health Aides and Companions for existing opportunities throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles areas. If you are a wonderful and caring person looking to serve the elderly in your community and want to be part of a great team with good pay, 401K program and flexible work schedules to meet your needs, please fill out an online application at www.assistanceathome.com under the "Join Our Team" tab. You can also call 636-724-4357 and ask for Laura. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Allen Serfas, allen@assistancehc.com, Assistance Home Care, 636-724-4357, www.assistancehomecarestlouis.com

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: HOME CARE

Home is where the heart is for most seniors, but to live safely at home, many need your help. Your smile, your touch, your companionship and your homemaking skills can bring joy to their days. In helping seniors, you gain much more than a paycheck. You will truly be appreciated. You will be making a difference in someone else's life! At Good Samaritan Senior Care you'll have: * A schedule that fits your availability, * Part time hours, days, nights, and weekends * Excellent training and certification in Companion Care * A Team approach that will support you * The opportunity to interact with your clients on a personal level. For more information about the rewarding opportunities available at Good Samaritan Senior Care, call 314-849-4111. To apply, go to https://tsc240.ersp.biz/employment/. Mature and retired caregivers are welcome! 

Janice Noser, janice@goodsamaritanseniorcare.com, Good Samaritan Senior Care, 314-849-4111, www.GoodSamaritanSeniorCare.com

EMPLOYEE NEWS AT GARDEN VIEW CARE

Garden View Care Center welcomes Lila Sheply as the new Admissions Director at the Dougherty Ferry/Big Bend location. Lila has proudly served older adults and their families for over 11 years and understands the transitional needs and desires that come with choosing a final home like Garden View. We wish her every success in her new role. In other news, Garden View Care Center's volunteer Sharon Prokovich received a "best of the best" award at the Voyce Caregiver Awards Luncheon on December 4th, 2014. Sharon's monthly themed tea parties have brought a lot of joy to the residents at Garden View Care Center - O'Fallon. Kira Somach, ksomach@gvcc.com, Garden View Care Centers, 314-965-1991, www.gvcc.com

ATTORNEY JOINS LAW FIRM

The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Pack has joined the firm. Elizabeth obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2014 from Saint Louis University School of Law with a Tax Concentration and graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Elizabeth was an Articles Editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. She graduated from Miami of Ohio in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a concentration in psychology. She is a member of the Missouri Bar. Elizabeth primarily assists clients on issues involving tax and estate planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, and long term care planning. The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC is located at 6654 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63109. Please call 314-644-3200 to speak with our attorneys and staff. 

Donna Nash, dnash@alsopelderlaw.com, The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC, 314-644-3200, www.alsopelderlaw.com


Social Security
How Retiring Abroad Could Affect Your Long-Term-Care Insurance
12/10/2014 10:00:00 PM By ANN CARRNS Social Security
Many long-term-care policies offer less generous benefits for care overseas, while at least one offers full coverage but may charge higher premiums. View More...
Social Security Benefits to Rise Slightly Again
10/22/2014 9:00:00 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Social Security
Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month in January, the third straight year of historically small increases. View More...
Securing Social Security
10/1/2014 9:00:00 PM By GAIL COLLINS Social Security
Is that anti-baby-boomer sentiment that’s popping up in Senate debates and congressional races around the country? View More...
To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security
9/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By JACKIE CALMES Social Security
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections. View More...
Plea Deal for Ex-Police Officer in Huge Disability Scheme
9/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
In return for a reduced sentence, John Minerva, a retired New York City police officer, agreed to testify against former colleagues. View More...
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme
8/27/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Prosecutors said Joseph Esposito was one of four men who helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other New York City workers bilk the government out of more than $27 million. View More...
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill
7/31/2014 9:00:00 PM By LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF Social Security
The federal government should have to report all its liabilities, like Social Security — not just the official debts. View More...
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Events

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

"OASIS Holiday Concert" featuring the OASIS Concert Band, Small Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. At the Central Reform Congregation, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the music these people bring into our lives. Free. Donations accepted. Sign up today at 314-862-4859, ext. 24. Presented by St. Louis OASIS.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

"Free Veterans Benefits Seminar for Seniors" presented by BrightStar Care. If you are a wartime Veteran or spouse of a Veteran you will learn about solutions for financing your senior housing needs and home care options. Topics will include eligibility for requirements, payable benefits and how to file claims. 11:00 a.m. at Victorian Gardens Senior Independent Living Community. Chef prepared meal to follow. RSVP to Victorian Gardens by December 12, 2014.

Lori Scarlett, lori.scarlett@brightstarcare.com, BrightStar Care, 314-984-8650, www.brightstarcare.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

"The Twilight Singers" perform at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Altenheim. Please call for reservations.

Theresa Woodley, twoodley@stlouisaltenheim.com,  St. Louis Altenheim, 314-353-7225, www.altenheim-stlouis.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

"Subaru Share the Love Holiday Celebration" at The Mascoutah Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Moonlight Madness Garden Club provides the extra touches to make this a special day for 100 loving seniors! For information call 618-566-8758.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org

SUNDAYS, JAN. 25, FEB. 8 & 22

"Three Steps to Better Caregiving" is a 3-part series for individuals who are faced with a loved one's physical and/or cognitive health decline. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, 63130.  Fee: $150 for 3 sessions. Presented by Teaching Artist Maria Ojascastro and LCSW and Certified Coach Sylvia Nissenboim, this 3-session workshop will offer insights into communications and care issues around the changing needs of older family members; identifying red flags and what to do about them; stress reduction techniques and more. Maria Ojascastro, MFA, has conducted expressive art workshops for numerous educational, mental health, and cultural institutions. Visit her website at www.mariaojascastro.webs.com. Sylvia Nissenboim, LCSW, has over 26 years' experience working with families dealing with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and other disabling conditions. Her website is www.sylvianissenboim.com. Registration deadline is January 20, 2015. To register, please call 314-477-3144. 

Sylvia Nissenboim, sylvia@sylvianissenboim.com, LifeWork Transitions, 314-477-3144, www.sylvianissenboim.com

MONDAY, JANUARY 12

"Issues on Aging: Preventing Readmissions." The next Issues in Aging Seminar will be held on January 12 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn will speak on Preventing Hospital Readmissions Among Older Patients. At the Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, Room 214 A/B, Medical Campus, presented by the  Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. for more information visit: http://publichealth.wustl.edu/initiatives/CFA/Pages/SeminarSeries.aspx

Stephanie Herbers, sherbers@wustl.edu, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, www.publichealth.wustl.edu/aging

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

"Exploding the Medicaid Look Back Myth." Free workshop at 2:00 p.m. at Aviston Countryside Manor, Activity Room 450, West First Street, Aviston, IL 62216. Find out what you need to know about Medicaid and VA Benefits and protecting your assets from long-term care costs. Reserve your spot: email info@coulsonelderlaw.com or call 618-632-7000.

Kerry Berberich, Coulson Elder Law, 618-632-7000, www.coulsonelderlaw.com



Medical
Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer
12/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. View More...
Discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging
12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a study published by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm (C. View More...
Capacity to balance on one leg reflects brain health
12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers report that an inability to balance on one leg for more than 20 seconds is associated with damage to the brain that would be otherwise asymptomatic. View More...
Balance in older adults may improve with hearing aids
12/18/2014 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study finds that when older adults who used hearing aids kept them switched on in both ears, they performed better on balance tests than when the devices were switched off. View More...
How fast you age depends on your parents
12/17/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. View More...
New discoveries in age-related macular degeneration
12/17/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Insilico Medicine along with scientists from Vision Genomics and Howard University shed light on AMD disease, introducing the opportunity for eventual diagnostic and treatment options. View More...
Study highlights ability to deal with a potential side effect of healthspan extending drugs
12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Senescent cells have a bad-guy reputation when it comes to aging. While cellular senescence - a process whereby cells permanently lose the ability to divide when they are stressed - suppresses cancer... View More...
Identifying early signs of cognitive decline which are already present in some individuals during midlife
12/16/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Signs of cognitive decline related to aging populations, and even the severe cognitive losses seen in Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative disorders, may emerge many years earlier, according to... View More...
Older people who feel younger than their actual age live longer
12/16/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research has found an association between having a self-perceived age younger than chronological age and lower rates of mortality. View More...
Commonly prescribed painkiller not effective in controlling lower back pain
12/15/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study in the journal Neurology shows that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the pain associated with lumbar spinal stenosis, the most common type of chronic lower back pain in older... View More...
Hospice use assessed in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition
12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
As hospice for nursing home patients grows dramatically, a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research compares the characteristics of hospice... View More...
Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with... View More...
Link between sleep disturbance and amyloid in brain areas affected by Alzheimer's disease
12/12/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Healthy, elderly research participants who report being more sleepy and less rested have higher levels of amyloid deposition in regions of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer's disease... View More...
Does poor sleep increase risk of dementia?
12/11/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research has uncovered an association between having lower levels of oxygen while sleeping, less deep sleep and the development of brain lesions associated with dementia. View More...
Combination chemotherapy for aggressive acute myeloid leukemia reduces adverse effects; older patient population benefits
12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Patients who relapse in their battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may benefit from a phase three study of therapies that combine an existing agent, cytarabine, with a newer compound, vosaroxin. View More...
New targets for therapy identified for chronic lymphocytic leukemia
12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is among the most frequent leukemias affecting adults in Western countries. View More...
Malnutrition in U.S. - greatest cost linked to seniors, depression, COPD, coronary artery disease and dementia
12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition1. View More...
Malnutrition is an important predictor of long-term survival in older patients undergoing the Whipple procedure for benign pancreatic diseases
12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The American College of Surgeons NSQIP and American Geriatric Society Best Practice Guidelines criteria for preoperative severe nutritional risk is a useful tool that allows surgeons to better select... View More...
Researchers at Mainz University explore new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease
12/9/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide currently suffer from dementia and it is expected that the number will increase to 135 million by the year 2050. View More...
Study offers future hope for tackling signs of ageing
12/9/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new advance in biomedical research at the University of Leicester could have potential in the future to assist with tackling diseases and conditions associated with ageing - as well as in... View More...
Association between common prostate cancer treatment and decreased survival in older men
12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A common prostate cancer therapy should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. View More...
Experts urge caution in implementing pay-for-performance schemes tied to coordinating 'transitional care' of older adults
12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
In what is believed to be the first interview-style qualitative study of its kind among health care providers in the trenches, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented... View More...
Patients with spinal compression fractures may not need to wear a brace
12/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. View More...
Clothes developed that can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers
12/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers at Universite Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical... View More...
How strong do you think you are? British studies shine light on how strength changes across life
12/5/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton have shed new light on how grip strength changes across the lifespan. View More...
In Search Of...

SEEKING SENIORS WITH HOME REPAIR NEEDS

We provide free home repairs to low-income homeowners, primarily those over the age of 60, disabled or military veteran. We take applications year round and our largest Rebuilding Day is Saturday, May 2, 2015. If you know of someone who is low-income and owns their home, please have them call  314-918-9918 ext. 28 and request an application.

Karen Katsion, kkatsion@rebuildingtogether-stl.org, Rebuilding Together- St. Louis, 314-918-9918, www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org

 

WANTED: EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) is in need of donations during this 2014 holiday season. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps, disposable bed pads, etc. See www.stlhelp.org for more information or call 314-567-4700.

Laura Cannon Singer, cannonstlhelp@yahoo.com, St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

WANTED: NEW BLANKETS, WARM SCARVES

New blankets and winter scarves are needed for holiday gift delivery for low-income senior clients of Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services. Donations may be dropped off to the agency's office, 1329 Macklind Ave., Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or on Saturdays by appointment. Pickup may be arranged for quantity donations. Items will be accepted through December 23. Cash donations are welcome and may be dropped off or sent to at the address above, or made via Paypal at www.bilngualstl.org For more information, please contact Ellen Sherman: 314-645-7800, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org
Seniors
A Thousand Retired Chinese Teachers Protest Over Lack of Pensions
12/18/2014 4:48:12 PM Big News Network

Hundreds of laid-off teachers converged on government buildings in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu on Thursday in protest at the government's refusal to honor promises to give them civil ...  View More...
Ailing Bouteflika Will Continue to Lead Algeria Party Leader Says
12/19/2014 9:00:37 PM Big News Network

ALGIERS - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's cognitive faculties are intact and he will continue to govern Algeria, the ruling FLN party's chairman said Friday, in comments aimed at quashing rumors ...  View More...
Eight children found knifed in Australia
12/19/2014 12:30:02 AM Big News Network

Eight children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, were found stabbed to death at a house in Australia's Cairns city Friday, a media report said. According to the police, the bodies were found at ...  View More...
Tooth loss may lead to memory decline
12/18/2014 11:30:02 PM Big News Network

The memory and walking speeds of older adults who have lost all of their natural teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds research. "Tooth loss could be ...  View More...
cei Coating Excellence International Announces Michael Nowak Retirement and Promotion of Rita Cox to President and CEO
12/19/2014 12:00:07 PM Big News Network

WRIGHTSTOWN, WI--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2014) - cei (Coating Excellence International) a market leading U.S.flexible packaging and technical products company, today announced that Michael Nowak its ...  View More...
Greystone Closes First Two Freddie Mac Small Balance Multifamily Loans
12/18/2014 8:00:01 AM Big News Network

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) Multifamily and Greystone announce the closings of the first two transactions originated by Greystone under Freddie Mac's new ...  View More...
Elderly Woman Dies in House Fire in Miami Beach
12/19/2014 11:30:58 PM Big News Network

The fire broke out Thursday evening. Miami Beach firefighters found the woman on the second floor near the staircase. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Neighbors told the ...  View More...
Couple hopes to keep early retirement plans despite job loss
12/19/2014 11:30:11 PM Big News Network

<br>Illness recently forced Alicia to give up her $120,000 a year job. Now, she and her husband, Ryan, are worried about how this might affect their plans to pay off the mortgage on their ...  View More...
Bulgarias GERB Postpones Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance
12/19/2014 11:27:08 PM Big News Network

<br> <br>Chair of GERB's parliamentary group Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced the postponement of the proposed changes to pension insurance contributions. Photo: BGNES/EPA ...  View More...
Palace Aquino studying recommendation to pardon elderly inmates
12/19/2014 11:24:11 PM Big News Network

<br>Malacañang on Saturday assured the public it is studying a recommendation to grant executive clemency to elderly inmates.Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the office of the ...  View More...
Christmas comes early to homebound elderly
12/19/2014 11:21:31 PM Big News Network

<br>TAMPA, Fla. - Every night at work, Sam Thurston and his partner Joe Catell get in an ambulance and drive. However on Friday, these two Tampa TransCare EMT's weren't saving lives ...  View More...
Key figure in UK’s Profumo sex scandal dies aged 70
12/19/2014 11:20:41 PM Big News Network

LONDON: Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair", a scandal of sex and politics that rocked Cold War Britain, has died. She was 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said on ...  View More...
How to fund your retirement
12/19/2014 11:20:08 PM Big News Network

Retirement is expensive, and most of us are left to our own devices when it comes to building retirement nest eggs supplemented by Social Security and such things as annuities and pensions. ...  View More...
Bulgaria approves pension change despite coalition rift
12/19/2014 11:15:53 PM Big News Network

<br>SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's parliament on Friday approved making private pension contributions optional despite the junior coalition partners voting against a plan that has been ...  View More...
Army reverses forced retirement policy after lawmakers say it hurt officers
12/19/2014 11:11:16 PM Big News Network

<br>The Pentagon will allow some 120 officers forced into retirement to leave with full benefits, an about-face from a previous policy that would have seen them retire at their highest enlisted ...  View More...
Jerry Sanduskys pension appeal denied but lawyer vows to keep fighting
12/19/2014 11:10:23 PM Big News Network

<br> <br>Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, June 11, 2012. ...  View More...
Travis Vader has murder charges re-activated in deaths of Alberta seniors months after release from jail
12/19/2014 11:10:21 PM Big News Network

EDMONTON --?First-degree murder charges have been re-activated against a suspect in the deaths of a pair of Edmonton-area seniors who vanished in July 2010. <br>Police discovered the charred ...  View More...
Chrysler to recall 2.9M older cars for air bags
12/19/2014 11:04:38 PM Big News Network

<br>After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation. <br>The automaker said ...  View More...
Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes
12/19/2014 11:03:59 PM Big News Network

Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are ...  View More...
Castle supervisor announces retirement
12/19/2014 11:03:39 PM Big News Network

<br>"When you're here full-time, it feels like you live here," she said. Wielitzka is retiring from her job at The Castle as the buildings and grounds supervisor after 15 years. ...  View More...
Pension at post office scheme falls in place
12/19/2014 2:42:17 PM Big News Network

The State government’s plan to disburse social security pensions through post offices (in urban areas) seems to have fallen in place, with the approach adopted by the postal and municipal ...  View More...
5 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Prospects in 2015
12/19/2014 2:41:20 PM Big News Network

retirement in 2015 . Here are five more ways you can improve your retirement finances next year. <br>Optimize your savings. It's a worthy goal to save a little more each year. You can tuck ...  View More...
7 Retirement Savings Accounts You Should Consider
12/19/2014 2:40:58 PM Big News Network

save more for retirement . And as a new year approaches, it's a good time to resolve to take concrete steps to do just that. <br>Uncle Sam wants you to save for retirement so much that the ...  View More...
APNewsBreak Sandusky wont get his pension back
12/19/2014 2:40:57 PM Big News Network

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, ...  View More...
4 Retirement Resolutions Worth Keeping
12/19/2014 2:40:52 PM Big News Network

<br>As another year comes to an end it is once again time to take stock of the past 365 days. By now, resolutions we may have signed up for at the beginning of the year have either been ...  View More...
Water services Christmas risk in pensions row
12/19/2014 2:35:04 PM Big News Network

<br>Northern Ireland Water has warned that planned industrial action by hundreds of workers over a pensions dispute could cause significant difficulties for customers. <br>The employees ...  View More...
Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits
12/19/2014 2:32:39 PM Big News Network

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday upheld Milwaukee County's 2011 move to reduce pension benefits for nurses, which had been struck down by lower courts. <br>The high court's ...  View More...
Pension Payout Should I Take The Lump Sum
12/19/2014 2:30:41 PM Big News Network

<br>I am the Pennywise Parent, a writer covering the personal finance of parenting. As a staff reporter at The New York Times, USA Today and The Columbia Journalism Review, I wrote about real ...  View More...
Corrupt Pension Fund Doles Out Massive Bonuses … Again
12/19/2014 2:30:41 PM Big News Network

? || ?Poor South Carolina retirees … they keep getting lumps of coal in their stockings while the bureaucrats administering their underperforming pension fund keep ';rewarding'; ...  View More...
Jerry Sandusky is denied $4900-a-month pension
12/19/2014 2:30:05 PM Big News Network

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was ...  View More...
Disruption likely as Northern Ireland Water staff set date to strike over pensions
12/19/2014 2:24:28 PM Big News Network

NI Water warns that unless the planned industrial action by Trade Unions is averted, customers could be 'severely impacted' suffering lengthy interruptions to their water supply over the ...  View More...
3 accused of following robbing 99-year-old woman
12/19/2014 2:18:37 PM Big News Network

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested three women who apparently followed a 99-year-old woman from a casino to her Carson City home and robbed her of hundreds of ...  View More...
Ibuprofen may slow aging Marin-based Buck Institute study suggests
12/19/2014 2:09:46 PM Big News Network

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato has searched high and low for compounds that might slow the aging process, and now a drug found in most people's medicine cabinets -- ibuprofen ...  View More...
Older kidney donors with hypertension may have good kidney health following donation
12/19/2014 2:06:04 PM Big News Network

Kidney donors with hypertension had slightly fewer nephrons (the kidney’s filtering units) at the time of donation than similarly aged donors with normal blood pressure; however, 6 months ...  View More...
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers
12/19/2014 8:41:32 AM Big News Network

<br> <br> FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk. Nearly half of teen drivers ...  View More...
Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene.
12/19/2014 8:34:53 AM Big News Network

Buster Olney reports that Bud Selig will get $6 million a year in annual compensation after he steps down as MLB commissioner next month. <br>Which is utterly insane. <br>Nothing personal ...  View More...
Virna Lisi dead Italian actress dies aged 78
12/19/2014 8:19:38 AM Big News Network

Notable deaths in 2014 She then took a break from acting during the Seventies and returned to Europe, but went onto win best actress at Cannes for 1994 French historical ...  View More...
Abidal announces retirement ahead of potential Barca return
12/19/2014 8:07:32 AM Big News Network

<br> <br> Eric Abidal has announced his retirement at the age of 35 and revealed that he could be on his way back to Barcelona in a coaching capacity.The Frenchman, capped 67 times by his ...  View More...
Alleged aged care murderer seeks bail
12/18/2014 11:43:58 PM Big News Network

NOT only did Garry Steven Davis have the opportunity to inject three patients of a nursing home with high doses of insulin, but he also predicted the deaths of two of the victims, Newcastle Local ...  View More...
Police say exact cause of fire at Quebec seniors’ home likely won’t ever be known
12/18/2014 11:43:37 PM Big News Network

Fire engulfs a seniors residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que., early Thursday, Jan.23, 2014. Many of the 30 people unaccounted for in a fatal fire in a seniors residence northeast of Quebec City had ...  View More...
Aguirre goes back to 31 to rethink pensions
12/18/2014 11:41:53 PM Big News Network

Into the season of cheer strides former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre, veteran pension Jeremiah and also-ran (but funny) mayoral candidate, with an immodest proposal to take city pensions back ...  View More...
Seniors Beware Of The Gift Delivery Scam
12/18/2014 11:35:50 PM Big News Network

<br>My 92 year old mother in law, Alice sometimes hears from friends about various elder-targeted scams. Any seniors' community like the one Alice lives in in southern California is ...  View More...
Stairlift lets elderly reach new heights
12/18/2014 11:34:23 PM Big News Network

The stairlift, donated by British company Stannah, is installed in a seven-floor building of 14 households at the Sanhe residential complex on Yanping Road. ...  View More...
Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing
12/18/2014 11:31:31 PM Big News Network

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern ...  View More...
Pinellas deputies Elderly woman attacked over Facebook friend request
12/18/2014 11:18:09 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> A 27-year-old Clearwater woman was arrested on Thursday after she got physical with an elderly woman who wouldn’t accept her Facebook friend request, the Pinellas County ...  View More...
Hollywood employees mad at mayor for writing about citys pension woes
12/18/2014 11:17:38 PM Big News Network

More than 80 Hollywood employees, including these officers lined up along a wall in commission chambers, come to City Hall Wednesday to let Mayor Peter Bober know they didn't like him writing ...  View More...
Jury finds Beltzhoover man who shot 60-year-old woman in the eye guilty of attempted homicide
12/18/2014 11:16:33 PM Big News Network

A Beltzhoover man is guilty of three counts of attempted homicide for opening fire inside a Stowe housing complex and striking a 60-year-old woman in the face, an Allegheny County jury ruled ...  View More...
Quebec crews resume search at seniors home
12/18/2014 11:07:19 PM Big News Network

By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News Exhausted crews in Quebec on Saturday resumed their search through the remains of a senior home destroyed by a fire that killed 10 residents and left 22 ...  View More...
ABP reviews pensions due to improved financial position
12/18/2014 11:06:25 PM Big News Network

The average growth in wages in the Government <br>and Education sectors has caused the board of Stichting Pensioenfonds <br>ABP to adjust pensions in 2010. <br> <br>The board ...  View More...
Experts predict next European pensions market trends
12/18/2014 11:06:25 PM Big News Network

Realistically, it is unlikely that Europe <br>will see the evolution of a pan-European pensions market within the next <br>ten years, say leading pension experts in a survey by Allianz ...  View More...
Europe’s retirement provisions insufficient to serve ageing populations
12/18/2014 11:06:23 PM Big News Network

Long-term savings provisions in Europe are <br>flawed and are no longer able to meet the needs of ageing populations, <br>finds the Janus Capital European Consumer Finance Survey. ...  View More...
OECD country pension funds on the road to recovery
12/18/2014 11:06:23 PM Big News Network

Despite the first half of 2009 showing marked <br>improvements on returns for pension schemes globally compared to the huge <br>losses in 2008, structural challenges remain, reports the ...  View More...
Pension funds add €25bn to portfolios
12/18/2014 11:06:20 PM Big News Network

Positive revaluation of investments and favourable price <br>movements of financial assets have added €25bn in value to Dutch <br>pension funds’ investment portfolios in the ...  View More...
Romanian pension funds record positive 2009 returns
12/18/2014 11:06:20 PM Big News Network

Romanian pension funds posted positive returns for the <br>first eight months of 2009, with average results of 11.31 per cent in <br>mandatory pension funds, and 10.73 per cent for ...  View More...
CESR proposal of single risk measure ‘riskiest’ plan for building pension pots
12/18/2014 11:06:19 PM Big News Network

The Committee of European Securities Regulators’ <br>(CESR) proposal to compress the riskiness of an investment fund into a <br>single number will cause investors to make ...  View More...
Retirement time bomb must be addressed worldwide
12/18/2014 11:06:18 PM Big News Network

<br>paper, in which its experts draw upon practical experience consulting <br>in retirement, healthcare and workforce managements. <br> <br>The conclusions drawn from the ...  View More...
Irish government releases hotly-anticipated report recommending Pensions Board merger
12/18/2014 11:06:14 PM Big News Network

Merges between the Pensions Board and the Financial Regulator, <br>and the Pensions Ombudsman and the Financial Services Ombudsman, have <br>been recommended in the Irish ...  View More...
EC chooses Hewitt to carry out pan-European pension fund study
12/18/2014 11:06:13 PM Big News Network

The European Commission has selected Hewitt Associates <br>to conduct a feasibility study and advise on the establishment of a pan-European <br>pension fund for researchers. <br> ...  View More...
Finnish pension institution chooses Ortec solution for schemes
12/18/2014 11:06:13 PM Big News Network

The Local Government Pension Institution <br>(LGPI) has signed an agreement with Ortec Finance to license its Asset <br>Liability solution for pension plans. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
International Retirement Scheme opens to UK Limited Companies
12/18/2014 11:06:10 PM Big News Network

A new tax-efficient Pension Trust that allows UK Limited <br>Companies to provide retirement packages for their employees who have <br>responsibilities outside the UK has been launched by ...  View More...
Pension fund trustees champion Responsible Investment
12/18/2014 11:06:09 PM Big News Network

A report from UKSIF, the association which promotes Sustainable <br>Investment and Finance, indicates that Responsible Investment is growing <br>in popularity among UK corporate pension ...  View More...
Danish pension fund faces ‘extremely unsatisfactory’ 2008 returns
12/18/2014 11:06:07 PM Big News Network

Bankpension, a pension fund for employees in the Danish <br>financial sector, has reported ';extremely unsatisfactory'; <br>2008 results, with yields after tax standing at -19.7 ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds need ‘firm measures’ to return to satisfactory funding levels
12/18/2014 11:06:07 PM Big News Network

Firm measures are necessary to bring scheme funding levels <br>of Dutch pension funds up to the minimum required funding ratio of 105 <br>per cent within five years, warns De ...  View More...
Ireland granted further pension protection
12/18/2014 11:06:06 PM Big News Network

Ireland’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme members <br>will gain further support with news that a new Pensions Insolvency Payment <br>Scheme (PIPS) is to be introduced in the ...  View More...
OECDIOPS sets out pensions recovery recommendations
12/18/2014 11:06:05 PM Big News Network

Global pension assets have dropped by over 20 per cent, <br>or $5.4trn, as a result of the financial crisis, says the Organisation <br>for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ...  View More...
Irish private pensions ‘need support’ – IAPF
12/18/2014 11:06:03 PM Big News Network

Irish private pension provision will be destroyed if the <br>Irish Government goes ahead with a reduction in tax relief, says the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds (IAPF). <br> ...  View More...
More woe for Norwegian pension funds
12/18/2014 11:06:02 PM Big News Network

Norway's Government Pension Fund lost NOK 29.6bn (€2.95bn) <br>in 2008, a massive drop attributed to the equities, according to figures <br>from Folketrygdfondet. <br> ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds sell off securities
12/18/2014 11:06:02 PM Big News Network

EUR 26bn worth of securities were sold by Dutch pension <br>funds in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to figures published by <br>De Nederlandsche Bank. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
EU pensions prove to be robust despite downturn
12/18/2014 11:06:02 PM Big News Network

The European Union (EU) has admitted that pensions are not <br>‘immune’ from the financial crisis, but have shown themselves <br>to be ‘robust’ in comparison to ...  View More...
Iceland moves to abolish public officials’ pension privileges
12/18/2014 11:06:01 PM Big News Network

In a bid to level out the playing field between Iceland’s <br>pensions for public officials and the general public, the Minister of <br>Finance has moved to abolish the Act that ...  View More...
No letup for Irish pension funds
12/18/2014 11:06:01 PM Big News Network

The credit crunch is not letting up on Irish pension funds, <br>with February recording further losses of 5.7 per cent. <br> <br>In January, the average fund declined by 1.9 per ...  View More...
Second Swedish Pension Fund takes huge tumble
12/18/2014 11:05:59 PM Big News Network

The Second Swedish National Pension Fund/AP2 has recorded <br>a sharp fall in its market worth for 2008, amounting to a return of -24 <br>per cent on net assets. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Dutch tax authorities rule on landmark tax rebate for UK pension funds
12/18/2014 11:05:57 PM Big News Network

UK pension funds are set to enjoy a €100million rebate <br>from the Dutch tax authorities following a tax ruling, says the UK branch <br>of KPMG. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Pensioners expected to live 11 months longer
12/18/2014 11:05:57 PM Big News Network

Life expectancy assumptions for funding valuations in UK <br>pension schemes have been increased by eleven months, according to Mercer’s <br>valuation survey. <br> ...  View More...
Cases mount up for Irish Pensions Ombudsman
12/18/2014 11:05:57 PM Big News Network

The Irish Pensions Ombudsman saw a forty-three per cent <br>rise in new cases compared to 2007, with the number of cases closed in <br>2008 up by ten per cent on last year. <br> ...  View More...
Global pension systems ‘tested on every level’
12/18/2014 11:05:57 PM Big News Network

show <br>that assets fell from around US$25trn to US$20trn, with the global pensions <br>balance sheet also shrinking by around 29 per cent in 2008. The financial <br>consultant ...  View More...
Norwegian pension fund reconsiders Israel investments
12/18/2014 11:05:55 PM Big News Network

Norway’s Ministry of Finance is referring to its Ethical <br>Guidelines for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global following <br>the situation in Gaza. <br> ...  View More...
Polish pension funds lose almost 20
12/18/2014 11:05:54 PM Big News Network

Polish open pension funds OFE have recorded a negative rate <br>of return of 14 per cent for 2008. <br> <br>The market watchdog also said that, between January and December 2008, ...  View More...
Retirement investment concerns top employee concerns
12/18/2014 11:05:53 PM Big News Network

. <br> <br>The financial consultant questioned 1,028 human resource and finance professionals <br>representing organisations from operations in more than 100 countries <br>on ...  View More...
‘Life-threatening’ pension risk must be addressed
12/18/2014 11:05:53 PM Big News Network

Survey. <br> <br>It seems that pension risk is no longer simply an inconvenience, and the <br>survey questioned 171 pension plans in 12 countries. It found that pension ...  View More...
Pension funds ‘unfit to meet credit crisis’
12/18/2014 11:05:51 PM Big News Network

The credit crisis has confirmed that pension funds can no <br>longer rely on their consultants and asset managers to safely steer them <br>through uncharted waters and will need to ...  View More...
Reforms enhance pensions role in emerging markets
12/18/2014 11:05:51 PM Big News Network

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Asia have undertaken <br>far more extensive and fundamental pension reforms than those in Western <br>industrialised countries, according to a new ...  View More...
Call for new pension fund governance model
12/18/2014 11:05:50 PM Big News Network

A report has been launched following an independent review <br>of the governance principles and structures of occupational pension funds <br>which recommends that a new pension fund ...  View More...
Retirement is top concern for employers worldwide
12/18/2014 11:05:49 PM Big News Network

The changing concept of retirement and the rising cost of <br>healthcare are the top concerns around the globe for employers, according <br>to ...  View More...
Irish pension funds lose third of value
12/18/2014 11:05:48 PM Big News Network

Irish pension funds have lost a third of their value in <br>just 12 months, falling by 33.4 per cent, according to investment consultant <br>Rubicon. <br> <br>In October 2008 ...  View More...
Are international retirement plans the future for expatriates
12/18/2014 11:05:47 PM Big News Network

The number of employees on international assignments has <br>increased by almost 90 per cent over the last three years, according to ...  View More...
Pension funds must keep the faith in commodities – EXCLUSIVE
12/18/2014 11:05:45 PM Big News Network

Pension funds must continue to invest in commodities, despite <br>recent scares and turmoil across the financial sector, says veteran commodity <br>investor, Jim Rogers. <br> ...  View More...
Hurdles still hamper Pan-European pensions development
12/18/2014 11:05:43 PM Big News Network

Complex EU legislation, taxation issues and perceived lack <br>of products are among the hurdles slowing down the development of Pan-European <br>pensions arrangements, according to a ...  View More...
Construction company director faces arrest for pension scheme failings
12/18/2014 11:05:42 PM Big News Network

A construction company and its director have been charged <br>with failing to remit the contributions it deducted from the wages and <br>salaries of employees to the Construction Workers ...  View More...
Swedish pension funds sell cluster-bomb holdings
12/18/2014 11:05:41 PM Big News Network

Holdings in companies that market cluster weapons are to <br>be sold by the Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) and Forsta <br>AP-fonden (AP1). <br> <br>The decisions ...  View More...
Employers crucial in handling rising pension costs
12/18/2014 11:05:40 PM Big News Network

Elderly persons will outnumber the working age population <br>in the coming years, pushing up healthcare and pension benefit costs in <br>many parts of the world, according to the World ...  View More...
Norway’s Government Pension Fund not addressing climate change
12/18/2014 11:05:40 PM Big News Network

Norway’s Government Pension Fund has neglected to <br>apply best practice in sustainable investments and is not yet fully addressing <br>the impacts of global warming, according to ...  View More...
Pension funds facing testing times in wake of Lehman Brothers collapse
12/18/2014 11:05:39 PM Big News Network

Pension funds’ risk management strategies will be <br>put to the test as the Lehman Brothers saga continues, according to financial <br>consultant Mercer. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Belgian employers in for a retirement surprise
12/18/2014 11:05:39 PM Big News Network

Belgian employers are in for a shock when their workers <br>receive their retirement income, according to financial consultant Watson <br>Wyatt. <br> <br>While employers ...  View More...
International shift towards Defined Contribution pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:39 PM Big News Network

A series of working papers released by the International <br>Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) has highlighted the increasing <br>importance of Defined Contribution (DC) ...  View More...
World pension assets grow to US$12 trn
12/18/2014 11:05:37 PM Big News Network

, also showed <br>that most major countries recorded increases in assets, and that the size <br>of these assets has more than doubled over five years. <br> <br>';The ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds receive €4.9bn in dividends over 11 months
12/18/2014 11:05:37 PM Big News Network

Between April 2007 and March 2008, Dutch pension funds are <br>reported as having received €4.9bn in dividends on quoted shares, <br>according to De Nederlandsche Bank. <br> ...  View More...
Lithuania repays old-age and disability pension members
12/18/2014 11:05:35 PM Big News Network

The share of unpaid old-age or disability pensions in Lithuania <br>was paid back to pensioners who worked between 1995 and 2002 in July 2008, <br>according to the Republic’s ...  View More...
Norway’s Economic Survey shines light on future of pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:34 PM Big News Network

The medium-term outlook for public finances in Norway are <br>in relatively good shape, partly due to increasing pension fund revenues, <br>according to the Organisation for Economic ...  View More...
European Pensions Awards – winners announced 
12/18/2014 11:05:29 PM Big News Network

The inaugural European Pensions Awards took place last night <br>at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel - the first ever awards dedicated <br>to recognising outstanding achievement in ...  View More...
EFRP submits response to pension accounting
12/18/2014 11:05:28 PM Big News Network

The European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP) <br>has submitted its response on the Pro-active Accounting Activities in <br>Europe (PAAinE) discussion paper on the financial ...  View More...
Dutch pension liabilities fall
12/18/2014 11:05:27 PM Big News Network

The value of the Dutch pension funds’ technical provisions <br>stood at approximately €493bn at year-end 2007, a drop in liabilities <br>of €14bn, according to De ...  View More...
ISME rejects mandatory pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:24 PM Big News Network

In a submission on the Green Paper on pensions, the Irish <br>Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) affirmed its outright <br>opposition to the introduction of mandatory ...  View More...
Alternative assets growth driven by pension funds
12/18/2014 11:05:24 PM Big News Network

During 2007 alternative assets managed on behalf of pension <br>funds by the world’s largest 99 investment managers grew by 40 per <br>cent to US$822bn from US$586bn the year ...  View More...
New RI report for Pensions Funds
12/18/2014 11:05:24 PM Big News Network

. <br> <br>The inaugural report shows that many mainstream fund managers are improving <br>their understanding of environmental, social and corporate governance <br>ESG ...  View More...
Dutch metal pension funds launch joint in SRI policy
12/18/2014 11:05:23 PM Big News Network

The two Dutch pension funds for the <br>metal industry, the €33bn Pensioenfonds Metaalelektro (PMT) and the <br>€21.5bn Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PME), have launched a ...  View More...
New Italian government suggests pension changes
12/18/2014 11:05:22 PM Big News Network

Following the appointment of the new <br>Italian government, welfare minister, Maurizio Sacconi, has announced <br>plans for the Italian pension system which may result in conflict with ...  View More...
Pensions innovation rife in Eastern Europe
12/18/2014 11:05:21 PM Big News Network

10.6.08 <br>Creative thinking when it comes to pensions and benefit provision is rife <br>in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) among employers keen to attract and <br>retain an ...  View More...
Spanish workers in Gibraltar protest against pension conditions
12/18/2014 11:05:21 PM Big News Network

The associations representing Spanish <br>workers in Gibraltar staged a protest on 12 June campaigning for better <br>pensions and social security benefits. <br> <br>Spanish ...  View More...
Reducing tax relief on pensions could have negative impact
12/18/2014 11:05:21 PM Big News Network

Reducing or eliminating the tax incentivisation <br>of pensions and diverting the current cost into providing a higher State <br>pension is ';fundamentally unsound'; in terms of ...  View More...
IAPF urges barriers be broken to solve the pensions crisis
12/18/2014 11:05:20 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> Removing barriers rather than imposing compulsion <br>is the best way to address the pensions crisis, according to the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) ...  View More...
Finland in need of pension reform says OECD
12/18/2014 11:05:19 PM Big News Network

It will be vital that the Finnish economy <br>keeps a large government surplus in the coming years and to ensure that <br>labour force participation, especially among older workers, ...  View More...
Pension schemes focus on volatility not returns
12/18/2014 11:05:19 PM Big News Network

Risk avoidance and managing volatility <br>are the top priorities for company sponsors in the wake of the credit <br>crunch and the turbulent capital markets, according to SEI’s ...  View More...
Swedish pension fund pulls out of cluster bombs
12/18/2014 11:05:19 PM Big News Network

Swedish pension fund AP7 will sell all <br>its holdings in companies making cluster bombs and nuclear weapons. <br> <br>The move by AP7, one of seven state-owned pension funds in ...  View More...
People with larger pensions live longer
12/18/2014 11:05:18 PM Big News Network

People with larger pensions live longer, <br>according to an investigation into the pensioner mortality experience <br>of members of self administered pension schemes between 2003 and ...  View More...
European Pensions ‘Personality of the Year’ Award – have your say
12/18/2014 11:05:18 PM Big News Network

Nominations are now open for the European Pensions ‘Personality <br>of the Year’ award which, nominated by our readers, aims to recognise <br>those individuals that have truly ...  View More...
EFRP says IORPs will not allow undermining of workplace pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:17 PM Big News Network

The European Federation for Retirement <br>Provision (EFRP) has called upon European policymakers to reflect on the <br>implications of imposing inadequate short term security ...  View More...
FI says pensions companies have a buffer for further turbulence
12/18/2014 11:05:16 PM Big News Network

Pension and non-life insurance companies can withstand further <br>fluctuations on the financial market, and thereby have a good capacity <br>to fulfil their commitments to customers, ...  View More...
IAPF research highlights responsibility on employees to save more for retirement
12/18/2014 11:05:15 PM Big News Network

As defined contribution (DC) schemes <br>grow in importance, employees are not contributing enough to secure an <br>adequate income in retirement, according to new research from the Irish ...  View More...
OECD and IOPS launch pensions guidelines
12/18/2014 11:05:14 PM Big News Network

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation <br>and Development (OECD) and the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors <br>(IOPS) have agreed new guidelines to boost financial ...  View More...
NEWS FOCUS Consultants make Italian pension reform predictions
12/18/2014 11:05:12 PM Big News Network

Italian consultants have given their predictions on <br>what Berlusconi’s election as Italian Prime Minister for a third <br>term could mean for the future of the country’s ...  View More...
Effective governance structures key to European pension funds
12/18/2014 11:05:11 PM Big News Network

European pension funds are paying more attention to implementing <br>effective governance structures, according to a survey by Mercer’s <br>investment consulting business. ...  View More...
CEIOPS review of cross-border pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:11 PM Big News Network

A supervisory organisation is calling <br>on the European Commission to clarify what constitutes cross-border pensions <br>activity as a result of findings in a new report. ...  View More...
Pension funds lose out on whats rightfully theirs
12/18/2014 11:05:10 PM Big News Network

European institutional investors have lost out on nearly <br>$3.6bn between 2000 and 2007 by failing to participate in US securities <br>class actions. <br> <br>A report from ...  View More...
Pension providers warned of discrimination dangers
12/18/2014 11:05:10 PM Big News Network

Pension providers should be more aware of potentially discriminatory <br>clauses when drafting pension plans on behalf of their clients, a leading <br>lawyer has warned, following a ...  View More...
Irish pension funds feel the pinch as returns tumble
12/18/2014 11:05:10 PM Big News Network

Irish pension funds fell by 1.3% in 2007, the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds’ (IAPF) annual asset allocation survey <br>has revealed, bringing assets down to €86.6bn at ...  View More...
Pensions barometer uncovers Europe’s best and worst
12/18/2014 11:05:08 PM Big News Network

Denmark has come top for the second year running in a report <br>ranking European countries according to their success at addressing pension <br>scheme risk. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Amurta decision could mean billions for pensions funds
12/18/2014 11:05:07 PM Big News Network

European pension funds could be set for significant tax <br>windfalls following today's decision by the European Court of Justice <br>(ECJ) looking at the legality of withholding ...  View More...
Pension fund mandate round-up 
12/18/2014 11:05:07 PM Big News Network

to run two quantitative index <br>portfolios which total approximately €2 bn in assets. The first is <br>a European mandate that will be invested in an adjusted FTSE All World ...  View More...
CEE states show pensions promise
12/18/2014 11:05:05 PM Big News Network

A new report on Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries <br>has revealed that there are deep structural reforms fuelling a 19% per <br>annum increase in private pension assets. ...  View More...
Flexibility is way forward for pan-European pensions
12/18/2014 11:05:04 PM Big News Network

The European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) has issued <br>a paper in which it advocates a framework for Pan-European voluntary pension <br>savings providing more flexibility and ...  View More...
Pension reform leads to pension cuts across Europe
12/18/2014 11:05:03 PM Big News Network

<br>Pension reforms in Europe and across the globe have resulted in a <br>significant reduction in pension promises, a new study by the Organisation <br>for Economic Co-operation ...  View More...
Italian firms make pensions a priority
12/18/2014 11:05:02 PM Big News Network

<br>Eight out of ten Italian companies have said that company pension <br>provision is central to their employee benefit and total reward policy, <br>following recent legislation ...  View More...
UK pensions deficits hit low
12/18/2014 11:05:00 PM Big News Network

Pension deficits have hit a five year low and 25% of FTSE <br>100 companies are now in surplus following a three-month rollercoaster <br>ride at the beginning of 2007 new analysis by UK ...  View More...
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